Deaths in Makira investigated

The ministry of health and medical services (MHMS) national Surveillance Unit and the World Health Organization (WHO) have received reports of 4 deaths in children under 12 years old in Makira Province. While it is not yet confirmed, there is a possibility that the outbreak is caused by Meningococcal bacteria. “Although Meningococcal disease is potentially…

Land dealings

Gov’t consultation process with land owners progresses well The national government says it is working very closely with landowners on Guadalcanal to assist them complete the identification of tribal lands and their boundaries. Enlightening the nation during his independence speech, Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo said the issue of the Honiara Town Boundary is under…

Let’s be on alert

The news of the deadly disease which had claimed four young lives so far in Makira province should not be taken lightly. Children are vulnerable to this disease which was said to have associated features of Meningococcal disease. Its an infection caused by the bacterium called Neisseria meningitidis and carries a high mortality rate if…

Dr Tara: what are we celebrating?

One of the country’s top scholars Dr Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka has questioned whether this country should be celebrating its 36th year of independence. In his challenging note posted on FSII’s face book page, Dr Kabutaulaka said whilst the country celebrated its 36th independence, what he sees of the past 36 years is a country imprisoned…

Victims fed, but unsatisfied

Flood victims at the FOPA village have received food from the national disaster management office (NDMO) on Sunday but were unsatisfied with what they get. Speaking to this paper in an interview, chairman of the camp Charles Ketea said they were unhappy with the authority because they have distributed expired goods to them. Mr Ketea…

Our new SI dengue lab opens

The new Solomon Islands dengue laboratory positioned at the national referral hospital compound was official opens last week. The dengue laboratory was funded by the government of Taiwan to Solomon Islands. Speaking yesterday at the opening ceremony Hon. Wen-Ta Chiu minister of health and Welfare of the republic of china (Taiwan) said that he is…

Kabui officially sworn-in

Governor General (GG) Sir Frank Utu Ofagioro Kabui has taken his Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of office before Chief Justice Sir Albert Rocky Palmer. Sir Kabui was re-elected by the national parliament on 6th May to become the second GG after late Sir Baddley Devesi to hold the post for two consecutive terms.…

‘Lets do more’

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has urged all citizens to do more in whatever they are doing to move this country forward for the better. In his message to mark the country’s 36th independence anniversary, PM Lilo said the government stands together with all citizens of this country to mark a milestone in the country’s…